The folks over at The Ultimate Cheesecake Bakery just informed me of the real “scoop” behind that now infamous crooked cake photo released this week from Jenna Bush & Henry Hager’s wedding.
“Mary Jane Ontiveroz of the Ultimate Cheesecake in San Antonio decorated and delivered this cake. She has over 40+ years handling cakes. The cake, a combination tres leches/dulche de leche, did in fact have whipped icing. This is a very popular cake in south Texas and she has a lot of experience with it. The cake had all the necessary supports and was set-up completely straight. When Mary Jane asked where the floral was, she was told the florist would be finishing the cake. Mary Jane insisted to assist or do the floral herself! She was told that was not an option and escorted out by secret service ( not before getting a quick photo with George who was in the tent ). Our only guess is, the topper was to heavy or the florist did not use a ladder to place the arrangement directly in the center. Long story short…leave the entire cake to the pastry chef!!! Do not have people who cut flowers for a living stick them in your cake.“
Excellent point. Again, if nothing else, let this be a good reminder to Brides that even with the best of plans, things can (and often do) go awry. Surrounding yourself with top-notch professionals and a vigilant wedding planner will keep most mistakes at bay, but a laid back attitude and a good sense of humor will help keep everything else in perspective.
And thanks again to The Ultimate Cheesecake for setting the record straight!